Search

Upminster building merchants supplies and fits £800 door for elderly burglary victim free of charge

07:00 22 January 2014

Local business supplies and fits a new door for an elderly burglary victim. Picture: Met Police

Local business supplies and fits a new door for an elderly burglary victim. Picture: Met Police

Archant

George Farmer, 87, had his door kicked down and plundered £580 from his home but in an act of goodwill a local building merchants replaced the door for free.

The Upminster Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) approached Jim Willams, of Willams & Sons, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, after Mr Farmer’s property was burgled.

On January 21 the merchants supplied and fitted the new kitchen door worth £800 completely free of charge.

Mr Farmer had his house broken into on December 21, 2013. The thief raided the house after entering through the pensioner’s kitchen door.

Pc Belinda Goodwin, from Upminster SNT, said: “I would like to thank Mr Williams and his team for their kind and generous gesture.”

Police urge anyone with information regarding the burglary to contact police on 101 quoting reference 5419001/13.

Williams & Sons offer free security advice to old age pensioners. For more information contact 01708 259 013.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:53
Samantha Smith outside the Travelodge

A young homeless family were left stranded after Havering Council’s credit card payment was declined at the hotel they were due to stay in.

Yesterday, 17:22
Left to right: Tracey Boanas, principal, Mr Jin Xiangjun, Ms Lin Lei and Christall Adams, year 3 subject leader

The Harris Academy Primary has welcomed two teachers from China to help pupils and staff raise standards in maths by using their world-class approach.

Yesterday, 15:18
Map of Havering from Google Maps

Havering celebrates its 50th birthday tomorrow with a party at the town hall.

Yesterday, 14:56
Paul Sewell is reopening his shop that was destroyed in October when a lorry smashed into it.

Pic of Paul Sewell

A fortunate florist has re-opened his shop five months after it was destroyed by a lorry.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Funky adidias iPhone cases up for grabs!

We’ve teamed up with adidas Originals to give away four iPhone 5/5s cases.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder